Pediatric Palliative Care in a Pandemic: Role Obligations, Moral Distress, and the Care You Can Give

Title

Pediatric Palliative Care in a Pandemic: Role Obligations, Moral Distress, and the Care You Can Give

Creator

Evans A M; Jonas M; Lantos J

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2020

Subject

bioethics; COVID-19; ethics; hospice; palliative medicine; pandemic; pediatric palliative care

Description

Many ethical issues arise concerning the care of critically ill and dying patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In this issue's Ethics Rounds, we present 2 cases that highlight 2 different sorts of ethical issues. One is focused on the decisions that have to be made when the surge of patients with respiratory failure overwhelm ICUs. The other is focused on the psychological issues that arise for parents who are caring for a dying child when infection-control policies limit the number of visitors. Both of these situations raise challenges for caregivers who are trying to be honest, to deal with their own moral distress, and to provide compassionate palliative care.

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Citation List Month

July 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Evans A M; Jonas M; Lantos J, “Pediatric Palliative Care in a Pandemic: Role Obligations, Moral Distress, and the Care You Can Give,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 30, 2020, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17135.

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